Northrop Grumman Receives Market Leadership Award for Command-and-Control Center Integration from Frost & Sullivan

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 30, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received the 2005 Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award for command-and-control center integration in the first-responder information technology and telecommunication markets.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector is a leading systems integrator in state and local markets, and has been involved in building and integrating more than half of the new major state and local government public-safety command centers nationwide over the last decade. Northrop Grumman's command center integration capabilities encompass a wide range of solutions and services offerings that include:

  --  Planning, scheduling and managing public safety programs
  --  Designing, building or remodeling communications centers
      and related facilities
  --  Designing, procuring and implementing voice and data
      radio networks
  --  Designing, procuring and implementing emergency and
      administrative telephone systems
  --  Designing, procuring and integrating computer-based
      systems that include computer-aided dispatch, mapping
      and automatic vehicle location, message switching, records
      management systems, jail management, court and mobile
      data systems; and network management systems.

This award recognizes Northrop Grumman's IT leadership in the integration of computer-based systems. The company's CommandPoint(tm) application suite is a windows-based application that combines the best technological standards with five decades of Northrop Grumman experience and resources. The CommandPoint suite includes a complete set of public-safety-solution applications that incorporates computer-aided dispatch, field reporting, remote/mobile access to records management systems, automatic vehicle location systems and geographic mapping or geospatial solutions.

"Northrop Grumman is committed to helping first responder and homeland security personnel who rely on a wide range of mission critical information from the field and within agencies, achieve seamless data sharing through advanced IT solutions," said Hugh Taylor, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Commercial, State and Local business unit.

"Northrop Grumman Corporation's achievements in the command-and-control integration arena has been acknowledged and established by Frost & Sullivan with state chief information officers, technology directors, leading IT hardware and software vendors in the state and local first responder IT and telecom markets," said Roopa Shree, industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan. "The acknowledgement of key market participants and agency officials stands as a testament to Northrop Grumman's dedication to the public safety and first responder IT market and the governmental vertical."

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is actively partnering with state and local agencies to provide necessary guidance and strategy for implementing new technology to enhance their emergency preparedness. Northrop Grumman supports this mission and has completed successful activation of emergency 911 systems in several major U.S. cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago O'Hare Airport.

About Northrop Grumman Corporation

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. Northrop Grumman serves the U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers, with more than 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries.

About Frost & Sullivan

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